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Advertisement for "Tetley's Teas" Matchsafe

This is a matchsafe. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1978. Its medium is plated tin, enamel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Carol B. Brener and Stephen W. Brener. It is credited Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener.

  • Cup And Saucer (France)
  • molded soft-paste porcelain with overglaze enameling and gilding.
  • Gift of Mrs. Morris Hawkes.
  • 1942-25-20-a,c
  • Creamer (Germany)
  • glass.
  • Museum purchase from General Acquisition Endowment.
  • 1987-8-5

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Its dimensions are

4.8 x 6 x 1.8 cm (1 7/8 x 2 3/8 x 11/16 in. )

It has the following markings

No marks

Cite this object as

Advertisement for "Tetley's Teas" Matchsafe; probably England; plated tin, enamel; 4.8 x 6 x 1.8 cm (1 7/8 x 2 3/8 x 11/16 in. ); Gift of Stephen W. Brener and Carol B. Brener; 1978-146-3

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